Big Fish is a Professional Android App Development Company in Tampa, Florida.
We design and develop custom Android applications for established companies in Tampa, and across the United States.
Our clients hire us when they need a custom application developed, but do not have Android developers on staff. We are a professional, quality-minded company; all of our Android developers have at least five years of experience developing native Android apps.
Every custom Android app we develop starts with a no-obligation consultation with our team. Request a consultation today to learn more about our app development process and what it will take to bring your Android app to life.
Read on for more information about our Android app development services.
Android Version Support
The Big Fish team can develop Android apps that support versions all the way back to Android 4.4. That said, the decision to support older versions of Android should not be made without considering the cost versus benefits of developing an app that supports old phones, and old software.
Early in the initial design and planning phase of your Android app development project, we’ll discuss your ideal users, needed features and budget. We’ll use these factors to decide what versions of Android your app should support.
If you’re curious about how many people are actually still using older versions of Android, the Android developer website publishes the numbers and updates them biweekly.
Android App Development for Smartphones and Tablets
Another decision to make when planning and designing your Android app is whether it will support only Android smartphones, or phones and tablets, or just tablets.
We’ll guide you in making this decision by asking questions about who will be using your app, what type of Android device we know or expect them to use, and where and how they will use it.
Developing an Android app that supports tablets, as well as smartphones, involves additional time spent modifying the design for each device type. And, of course, additional time testing on both smartphones and tablets.
Once you decide that you need to support Android tablets (meaning: the app will run on tablets), the next question is whether your app will have a separate design for tablet users.
For the most part, an Android app designed to look good on the smaller screen of a smartphone will just expand to fit the larger screen of a tablet. This creates a lot of white space in the tablet version and doesn’t look great.
But, it could be “good enough” if you’re not expecting a high enough number of tablet users to justify the extra costs of creating a separate “designed for tablets” look.
On the other hand, some apps do specifically target tablet users, and in that case, should absolutely be designed with a tablet-first approach.
Why Choose Big Fish
1. Experienced Android Developers
Each of our Android developers has at least 5 years of professional experience developing Android apps. Unlike some other app development companies, at Big Fish we do not staff our clients’ business critical projects with new developers. Make no mistake, this experience counts, a lot. Would you want your heart surgery performed by a resident?
2. Because Quality Matters
Software development is rigorous, and we treat our work seriously and with high respect. We meet deadlines, adhere to budgets and deliver high-quality work.
3. We Speak Business
When many people think about Android apps, they think about games. That’s not us. We build Android apps that have real-world impact for the companies who use them.
4. Our Personal Approach
At Big Fish we are not another heartless corporation. We are owned and operated by our Founder and exist to craft solutions that help the companies that use them do better business. In short, we care.
5. We Are Nimble
As specialists in our craft we are able to start fast and move quickly. Our clients save money and see results sooner because we get it done right, the first time.
Android App Development Case Studies
If you’d like to see examples of Android apps we’ve developed, and how we’ve helped our clients use mobile technology to solve real business challenges, please check out our Android case studies below.
A utility site location company, specializing in protecting underground facilities from damage during construction and excavation work, uses an Android app in the field to give their customers real-time access to detailed project information.
A regional waste diversion corporation introduces an Android recycling app that uses smartphone GPS to provide residents without curbside recycling services, an easy way to quickly find nearby recycling drop off points.
An electric utility company serving businesses, homes, schools, farms, and other establishments in a territory spanning more than 2000 square miles, uses an Android app in-the-field to gather critical information for their installation team.
Funeral Directors and other funeral home employees enjoy the freedom that comes from knowing they can have instant access to missed calls, messages, funeral service details and schedules, while on-the-go.
Ready to Talk to Our Team?
Our team of experienced Android app developers are ready to help your company bring your next Android application to life. We start with a no-obligation consultation to see if your project a good fit. We’ll also answer your most important questions, and explain our app development process.
If you’re with an established company please request a consultation.